M.A.L.D., Tufts University
Meghan Mahoney joined J-PAL’s Policy Group in 2012 to assist with policy analysis and outreach. She writes policy publications, facilitates connections between researchers and implementing organizations, and works with foundations, governments, NGOs, and other organizations to share lessons and help them integrate rigorous evidence into their program and policy selection process. Meghan manages J-PAL’s Labor Markets program, which includes the Youth Initiative. She also co-manages J-PAL’s work on cost-effectiveness analysis and works closely with J-PAL Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)’s policy staff on policy outreach in the LAC region.
Meghan holds an M.A.L.D. from The Fletcher School, Tufts University, where she focused her studies on Development Economics and Program Evaluation. Meghan earned her B.A. in International Relations and Economics from American University.
Prior to joining J-PAL, she worked as a trade policy analyst, conducting analysis for US policymakers and researching the effects of international trade policy on the US economy. Meghan also spent time in rural Nicaragua as a Blakeley Fellow, working on the evaluation of the pilot of a microcredit and sustainable agriculture program.